Squads confirmed for Shield return

06 Feb 2015

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Saturday's much-anticipated return of the Sheffield Shield will see some big-name inclusions across the country.

New South Wales welcome back Nathan Lyon and Nic Maddinson after sat out the match against Queensland prior to Christmas.

Chris Lynn will make his return for the Bulls after shoulder surgery forced him out of the first half of the season, while Michael Philipson and Charlie Hemphrey are likely to make their debuts for Queensland in the place of the injured Usman Khawaja and opening batsman Marnus Labuschagne.

Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa and Rookie Alex Ross, who will debut if named in the XI, come into the Redbacks squad for the injured Chadd Sayers and omitted Johan Botha and Sam Raphael.

Alex Doolan will lead the Tigers in the absence of regular leadership duo George Bailey and Xavier Doherty who, alongside James Faulkner, are with the Australian team preparing for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Australian fast bowling pair Peter Siddle and James Pattinson have been named alongside one-another in Victoria's squad for the first time in 27 months, as the latter prepares for his first Shield appearance since January 2013.

Marcus Stoinis and Chris Rogers also come into the squad for Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch, who are unavailable with international duties.

Ryan Duffield comes into the WA squad for the first time since the 2013-14 Shield final, after picking up a hamstring injury in August.

The left-arm quick replaces Jason Behrendorff, who just received the news that a stress fracture in his lower back is season ending.

Victoria head into the sixth round of Shield matches 6.2 points clear of Western Australia at the top of the table.

NSW Squad

Moises Henriques (c)
Sean Abbott
Doug Bollinger
Ryan Carters
Scott Henry
Nick Larkin
Nathan Lyon
Nic Maddinson
Peter Nevill
Stephen O'Keefe
Kurtis Patterson
Gurinder Sandhu

QLD Squad

Cameron Boyce
Joe Burns
Ben Cutting
Luke Feldman
Peter Forrest
Peter George
Chris Hartley
Charlie Hemphrey
James Hopes (c)
Chris Lynn
Michael Philipson
Mark Steketee

SA Squad

Travis Head (c)
Tom Cooper
Mark Cosgrove
Callum Ferguson
Trent Lawford
Tim Ludeman
Joe Mennie
Gary Putland
Kane Richardson
Alex Ross
Kelvin Smith
Adam Zampa

TAS Squad

Alex Doolan (c)
Jordan Silk (vc)
Jackson Bird
Luke Butterworth
Ed Cowan
Ben Dunk
Andrew Fekete
Ben Hilfenhaus
Dominic Michael
Sam Rainbird
Clive Rose
Jon Wells

VIC Squad

Matthew Wade (c)
Fawad Ahmed
Scott Boland
Dan Christian
Peter Handscomb
John Hastings
James Pattinson
Rob Quiney
Chris Rogers
Peter Siddle
Marcus Stoinis
Cameron White

WA Squad

Adam Voges (c)
Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft
Tom Beaton
Ryan Duffield
Marcus Harris
Michael Hogan
Michael Klinger
Simon Mackin
Shaun Marsh
Nathan Rimmington
Sam Whiteman

Note: All squads are yet to confirm their starting XIs and a 12th man is yet to be named

Round 6 Sheffield Shield Fixture (Saturday February 7 - Tuesday February 10)

Tasmania v New South Wales (Bellerive Oval, Hobart)
Queensland v Victoria (Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane)
Western Australia v South Australia (Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth)